(Anonymous). The Case of Many Hundreds of Poor English-Captives in Algier, Together With Some Remedies To Prevent their Increase, Humbly Represented to Both Houses of Parliament.

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Lot 29
(ANGLO JUDAICA)

(Anonymous). The Case of Many Hundreds of Poor English-Captives in Algier, Together With Some Remedies To Prevent their Increase, Humbly Represented to Both Houses of Parliament.

pp. (3). Outer margins worn and lightly stained. Loose as issued. Sm. folio

n.p.: (1687)?

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
PRICE REALIZED $2,000
The Jews of Algiers, acting in conjunction with those of England, were blamed for the situation. “First it is apparent that the promoters of all the inhumane usage of Christians are principally the Jews there inhabiting, there being hardly any one vessel of those cruel pyrates, but the owners thereof are for a great part Jews...For a remedy, it is humbly proposed to the confederation of both Houses of Parliament...to make a Law, that whatever damage or loss the English shall sustain by means or procurement of the Jews in Algier or elsewhere, it shall be required and made good to the losers out of the estates of the Jews here in England.” See C. Roth, Magna Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica (1937), p. 210, no. 33: “This seems to bear some relation to the charges against the Jews reported in the press in Holland in July 1687. Cf. J. S. Da Silva Rosa: Een 17de eeuwsche Amsterdamsch joodsche courant (1686-7).”